This list is not exhaustive and, with over
20 years experience, if there is a particular activity you wish
to try please contact us and we will do our best to arrange it.
All activities are within a few minutes of the hotel and
transport can be arranged.
Canoeing and Kayaking
The Symond's Yat Gorge provides Wyedean Canoe and Adventure
Centre with the best location in the country for the novice or
expert canoeist. Our exclusive facilities on the banks of the
Wye comprise of Canadian open canoes and single kayaks,
including all the necessary peripheral equipment. The safe,
clean waters of the River Wye provide the ideal environment for
the complete beginner to develop basic canoe strokes, balance
and canoe control, all supervised by our fully qualified
Parts of the River Wye are rapid enough to engage in White Water
kayaking, a totally rewarding and exhilarating experience
suitable for novice and experts alike.
Rafting is often an initial activity designed to present a
situation where 'pulling together' becomes a necessity and so
individuals can immediately feel part of a team. The challenge
is to design, construct and paddle your team raft across the
river to retrieve a vital piece of equipment. It results in lots
of fun; wild and creative raft designs and great team spirit.
We have a fleet of 12 seat Voyager Canoes which are a great fun,
focusing and can be competitive activity for a larger group
these are available under the instruction of our experienced
voyager guides. Sprint race competitions relay races and time
trails can be set up with this activity.
Rock Climbing and Abseiling
The exciting challenge of climbing a rock face and the thrill of
abseiling, from part of our 'Yat Rock' Programme. From an
initial briefing on safety and rock climbing procedure, you
progress under instruction to working in pairs; having the added
assurance of our specialist fail-safe equipment. Symonds Yat is
well known as an excellent climbing venue and has no shortage of
routes to match the requirements of all groups. For those with
some climbing experience, our guides can lead and rig more
difficult routes and demonstrate the most up to date equipment
and manoeuvres.Abseiling is one of our most popular activities
and pitches range from 10 to 30m to suit all levels of skill.
Both activities take place with the stunning scenery and views
over the Symonds Yat Gorge.
Designed for wet weather use or an introduction to climbing we
have a superb indoor climbing wall with abseiling platform and
steel caving ladders. A great activity without the natural
exposure that is out on the Symonds Yat Rocks.
The caves and old iron mines of the Forest of Dean present great
adventure and exploration of the unknown. They are safe and
undaunting and our qualified and experienced leaders will
quickly put you at ease in the underground environment. You'll
have lots of fun and be inspired and educated with regard to
local history and geology.
The ropes course and initiative exercises are supervised mental,
physical and emotional challenges that require a combination of
teamwork skills and individual commitment. The course takes you
on a problem -solving trip through our woodland, ending with an
80m zip wire - excellent fun and a tremendous sense of
A popular activity that takes place in our purpose built range
where participants are introduced to the equipment and
techniques of archery with the competitive edge of target
Additional activities that can be arranged are; Mountain Biking
through the Forest Of Dean, Clay pigeon shooting for the more
adventurous and Hot air ballooning which provides a Unique way
of viewing the splendours of the local area.
ultimate event choose to including the helicopter treasure hunt
which is new for the 2008 season.